Drug Overdose Prevention

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For more information, or to report errors, please contact (208) 799-0354


SAVE A LIFE

The misuse of opioids, including prescription drugs and heroin, is one of the most serious public health problems in the United States.

DRUG OVERDOSE SIGNS + SYMPTOMS

• Sleepiness or unresponsiveness
• Slow heartbeat or low blood pressure
• Breathing slowly or not at all
• Cold, clammy skin
• Small, pinpoint pupils
• Blue nails and lips
• Choking, gurgling or snoring sounds

SAFE DRUG DISPOSAL

To avoid misuse or theft of medications, dispose of unused prescriptions at your local police or sheriff’s department. Additional locations at: https://odp.idaho.gov/prescription-drug-take-back-program

IDAHO’S GOOD SAMARITAN LAW

The new law provides protections to people acting in good faith who seek medical assistance for either themselves or someone else because of a drug-related medical emergency. Under the law that person shall not be charged with possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, or use of a controlled substance. Idaho Law 37-2739C

NARCAN

Narcan is a medicine that can reverse an opioid overdose. In Idaho, anyone with a valid reason can ask for a prescription for Narcan from a physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner or pharmacist. Narcan does not need to be intended for your own use. Idaho Law 54-1733B


 

Public Health - Idaho North Central District
215 10th Street
Lewiston, ID 83501

Phone: (208) 799-3100
Fax: (208) 799-0349

Idaho Careline: 211


For medical emergencies dial 911.

Disclaimer

All information is general in nature and is not intended to be used as a substitute for appropriate professional advice.

For more information please call (208) 799-3100 or Idaho Careline: 211.

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